Jethro Tull singer Ian Anderson shared his ideas about teaming up with Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson for some upcoming projects during his latest appearance on Rock History Book.

The devoted Iron Maiden fans know that Bruce Dickinson is a Jethro Tull fan and the band’s works had a great influence on him while he was working on his records. Also, the band has covered ‘Cross-Eyed Mary,’ which was released initially on Jethro Tull’s fourth studio album entitled ‘Aqualung.’

Iron Maiden’s cover was featured in both the reissue of their fourth studio album ‘Piece of Mind’ and ‘The First Ten Years’ box set. Years later, Dickinson found a chance to perform with Anderson at the Jetro Tull singer’s Canterbury Cathedral’s performance at Christmas 2011.

Recently, Ian Anderson unveiled that he received an e-mail from the Iron Maiden frontman about performing a new live show, but not for a record. Anderson highlighted that he has been a guest musician in various projects, as he has always accepted these offers when he had something to contribute.

The host’s question read:

“Would you ever consider doing an album with Bruce Dickinson? We know you worked with Bruce Dickinson before.”

In Anderson’s words, he said:

“I mean Bruce is the singer of one of the most famous heavy metal bands of all time, and I’m not quite sure what they’re up to. I know in fact my son spoke to the bass player just the other day on a different topic, but I had an e-mail from Bruce before Christmas asking me if I would do a project with him.

However, it was a live performance thing, it wasn’t recording, but you know I play often with other people as a guest on their records. I’ve done lots of. They asked me to do it and if I like the music and more importantly if I can find something to add it that is of worth, and I’ll give it a try and go.”

You can check out the songs and interview below.